Rochester Churches Monroe County
St. Nichaolas the Wonderworker


Location: Monroe County, Gates
Address: 1492 Spencerport Rd. Map
Parish formed: Apr. 1, 1925
Present church built: May 21, 2000 [dedicated]
Present affiliation: Melkite parish in the Eparchy of Newton
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  • Fr. Ignatius Gebara, Dec. 24, 1926-Jan. 1929
  • Fr. Raphael Gedah, Jan. 1929-May 1934
  • No pastor from May 1934-1935. Latin Rite priests presided.
  • Fr. Thomas Fayad, 1935-Sep. 20, 1939 [upon death]
  • No pastor from 1939-1946. Latin Rite priests presided.
  • Arch. Andrew Hallek, 1946-Oct. 10, 1962
  • James R. Sarkis, Oct. 1962-Spring 1965
  • Fr. Raymond Shashaty, Spring 1965-Apr. 1967
  • Fr. Badie Essa, Apr. 1967-Jan. 1968
  • Fr. Athanasius Hassey, Jan. 1968-Spring 1976
  • Fr. Salem Faddoul, Spring 1976-Late 1985
  • Arch. Mark Melone, Late 1985-Aug. 1991
  • Arch. Kenneth Sherman, Aug. 1991-Jan. 2011
  • Charles Kattan, Jan. 2011-May 2011
  • Fr. Christopher Manuele, June 2011-Sep. 20, 2015
  • Dn. Elias Sarkis, Sep. 20, 2015-Dec. 30, 2015 [Temporary administrator]
  • Fr. Michael Copenhagen, Dec. 30, 2015-present


Exterior Photographs

Former Church
Interior Photographs


Historical Photographs


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